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Greater Cleveland Aquarium's attendance hits 64K in first month

11:02 AM, Feb 24, 2012   |    comments
Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
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Within its first month, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium welcomed more than 64,000 people.

Kayla Ott, marketing manager for the aquarium, says those numbers exceeded their expectations -- especially considering their attendance goal for the first year is between 400,000 and 500,000 visitors.

Click here to see photos of the aquarium

"We are grateful for the incredible response from the residents of the region and look forward to welcoming more guests in the coming months," said Tami Brown, the aquarium's general manager.

Opening weekend -- Jan. 21-22 -- brought in more than 16,000 people.

The aquarium, which is located in the FirstEnergy Powerhouse at 2000 Sycamore St., is open Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.).

It will take an estimated 90 minutes to make your way through the entire attraction.

Click here to see photos of a shark feeding at the aquarium

Admission prices are $21.95 per adult or $15.95 for children ages 2-12. Annual passes are also available for $50 per adult, $90 per couple or $130 per family (two adults and two children).

Parking is $3 Monday-Friday and $5 Saturday-Sunday.


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